While researching my ’66 Thunderbird piece, I ran across this interesting “Thunderbird Squire” on stationwagonforums.com. This is not a Photoshop, by the way, but a real car. Considering how well the Thunderbird sold compared with the LTD II coupes, I wonder how much better a T-Bird Country Squire would have done than the LTD II Squire?
Hey, Mercury essentially did the same thing with their Cougar Villager, so how hard could it have been? Personally, I think the T-Bird’s hidden headlights not only look nicer than the production LTD II Squire’s stacked quad lights, but quite similar to the full-size LTD Country Squire.
Who knows, the T-Bird Squire might have done quite well if marketed as a personal luxury wagon, with standard bucket seats and console. It could have been just the thing for country club moms–at least until the Minivan Era began.